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Joan E. Davis

Joan E. Davis, age 86, of Liberty, Illinois died Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 4:00 am in her home.

Joan E. Davis | Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors, Quincy, ILJoan was born January 12, 1931 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Leonard and Matilda Siebers Schutte. She married Glen D. Davis on May 19, 1951 in Quincy, IL. He preceded her in death in November 21, 1993.

Joan took care of her children at home until they were grown, and then she cleaned homes for over 40 years. She was very active in her church, St. Rose. She loved serving others. She enjoyed vegetable gardening and growing flowers.

Survivors include her son, Monte B. Davis, Sr. of Climax Springs, MO; two grandchildren, Monte (Sallie) Davis, Jr. of Independence, MO and Brooke (Barney) Thomas of Quincy; 5 great grandchildren, Malcolm Davis of Independence, MO and Barnell Barnez, Brinique, and Breighlyn Thomas, all of Quincy; two brothers, Jerry Schutte of Quincy, and Roy “Curly” (Naomi) Schutte of Canton, MO; a sister-in-law, Norma Schutte of Sturgeon, MO.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Sherry Davis; two brothers, Kenneth “Cotton” Schutte and Leonard “Butch” Schutte.

Services: 12:10 pm Monday, March 13, 2017 at St. Rose of Lima, with Father Arnaud Devillers and Father Robert Fromageot officiating.

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery

Visitation: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Sunday March 12, 2017 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with the Rosary to be said at 5:00 pm

Memorials: St. Rose of Lima Parish


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. Sherry Davis was my very, very good friend – I used to hang out at your house
    north of Plainville. Loved your Mom…….thought of her often over the years.

  2. Jerry, you have our deepest sympathy. What a loss for all of you.. a beautiful lady inside and out. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

  3. My children, grandchildren, and myself will truly miss Joan. She never treated me any different then when I was a part of her family. I spent her last days with her and will always be thankful I was allowed to do this. Thank you Monte for allowing me this time with her. I will miss her everyday.

  4. Dear Schutte Family,
    My condolences to you all on the loss of such a beautiful, wonderful lady. Joan will be greatly missed. When we met Joan at church I knew she was the perfect person to take our dog Lucy 6 years ago. I had a toddler and a crawling baby at the time and was looking for someone who would love her and take care of Lucy as much as we did. This was the only way we would have ever gave Lucy up. Joan took remarkable care of Lucy and was so proud of her. When I would see Joan on Sunday’s at Church I would ask her how Lucy was doing, she would always say great and how much she loved her. She would tell me how well trained she was and tell me I did a good job of training her. I thought that was so sweet. Thank You Joan for taking such good care of her. We will miss you so, so much and I know Lucy will too.

  5. Dear Monty Davis and Jerry Schutte,
    About two weeks ago, I saw Joan with you and Father Devillers for giving her the last rites, she was so thankful and happy we showed up. She was a very faithful member of St. Rose since we reopened and love the Latin Mass, she was a GEM to know and what a kind soul she was. As a sister to you Jerry she was also the protector of you since you were the youngest, but her love for her own family, daughter and son Monty will always continue in our hearts. She was a joy to meet and laugh with and such a good lady, she will never be forgotten in my prayers.

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